Chimes Tower Longwood Gardens U.S. Highway 1 at Penn. Route 52 (or 1001 Longwood Road) Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA LL: N 39.86995, W 75.67746
Longwood Gardens (S) Attn: Emily Moody *parcel: 1001 Longwood Road Kennett Square, PA 19348 *postal: PO Box 501 Kennett Square, PA 19348-0501 T: (610)388-1000 E: EMoody@longwoodgardens.org
No regular playing; all concerts are special events. Silent until Spring 2017 during major renovation of Main Fountain Garden nearby.
Dedicated Memorial Day, 2001; bass B key and pedal are present and sprung. The bell replaced in 2004 (F, 70 lbs) is on display in Peirce-Dupont house. Practice keyboard, in another building, can be used to record for the automatic system. The tower name is derived from its original contents: a 25-note Deagan tubular chime (from 1930 to 1956).
Traditional carillon of 62 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: A#C 63/ A#C 27 There is one missing bass semitone There is an identical practice console 1 bells were recast or replaced in 2004 by Eijsbouts Prior history: In 2001, the complete instrument was installed with bells made by Eijsbouts (61 bells remain from that work.) Auxiliary mechanisms: E62 Tower details: Height of console: 13 meters above ground Height of lowest level of bells: 17 meters above ground Height of highest level of bells: 19 meters above ground Belfry openness: 85% Year of latest technical information source is 2009
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